Running 1 x 10
Building up a cotic bfe, im thinking of trying out 1 x 10, the bikes use wil be xc/am/dh, bit of everything 🙂 how do people get on with a 32T up front ? ive seen this
worth getting ? tell me more about xc and running a 32t up front, whats best, it has to climb steep climbs well as well as decend 🙂Posted 5 years agomrelectricSubscriberstee1eMember
I run a 1×9 and just came back from a race in mid wales. At first I was a little anxious about the climbs but found it fairly easy after a while.
I have it with 36t up front and will try it with a 34t as I wasn’t using the full range of gears. I’m using the superstars chain guide and haven’t had any problems with it.Posted 5 years agomulacsMember
I’ve just upgraded my Soul from 3×8 (retro!) to 1×10 X9, using the existing 32T chainring just to see how I go and it works well. Maybe a little spiny on steeper road sections but no issues climbing. Still early days, going to run this ring into the ground then prob will go to a 34T. Sounds like you’ll want a 34…Posted 5 years agotuskaloosaSubscriber
just built a Bfe with a 34T / 11-36, took her out for the first spin this morning around Surrey Hills, I’m pretty crap at climbing anyhow but it was tough going, also got minions on which didn’t help imo. I’m not much into the XC scene as such at the same time I can see the advantages
– def will make you fitter
– don’t have to worry abt the front mech
– weight saving (not by much but for some it makes a diff)
it forces you to pedal through as you don’t have a fall back option, you should be fine methinks
I’m 6’5″ and weigh abt 225 lbs if that helps.Posted 5 years agonjee20Subscriber
I’m thinking of going 1*10 on my xc bike, currently set up singlespeed for commuting but will be doing some of the gorrick races on it this year.
will be shimano, Is it worth getting a shadow plus mech?
Will i need a chain guide?
Theendisnigh, is your 30T a inner or middle? Fancy going sub 32T if can do it without having an inner.
Extralite do a 30t ‘middle’ ring – you have to file the spider to fit it. AFAIK there are no other 4-arm 104mm <32t rings. You could use a Widgit.Posted 5 years ago
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